Startup Gippsland is an initiative from the Bass Coast, Baw Baw, Latrobe City and Wellington councils that aims to ignite the region’s startup ecosystem.

Startup culture is quickly spreading all over the world. However, in Victoria this culture is centred around Melbourne. Recognising the significant business growth and job opportunities that this culture could bring to regional areas, LaunchVIC, the Victorian Government’s startup agency, has funded a select number of regional startup programs, including Startup Gippsland.

Startup Gippsland seeks to build a community of entrepreneurs, small businesses, new ideas and startups who all share a ‘can-do’ attitude. We do this through regular meetups, one-off masterclasses, mentoring and online resources. See what’s coming up on our news and events pages.

Our Partners

Startup Gippsland is a project by the Bass Coast Shire, Baw Baw Shire, Latrobe City and Wellington Shire councils, funded by LaunchVIC and delivered by GippsTech.

Our content partner for the Startup Gippsland 12-week program is Startup Onramp. Founded by Colin Kinner, one of Australia’s top startup community leaders, Startup Onramp has been involved in delivering regional startup programs in over a dozen regions across 3 states.

We would like to thank all our local partners who are delivering one-off workshops or sponsoring prizes at the Startup Gippsland Pitch Showcase.

Contact Startup Gippsland


03 5644 3321




PO Box 1412, Warragul VIC 3820